Torquay & the English Riviera

Staying at the Best Western Livermead Cliff

8 DAYS | 10th August 2022

The jewel of the English Riviera, Torquay is a sophisticated holiday resort with a truly international flavour. The palm trees and colourful flower beds, with the glistening yachts in the busy harbour, give Torquay its unique atmosphere. The resort boasts a host of amenities with smart shops, places of interest and all types of entertainment.

The Best Western Livermead Cliff is set in a perfect location on the waterfront in Torquay. This traditional hotel boasts a stunning sea view lounge and bar overlooking Torbay. There is also the recently refurbished Oceanic Restaurant and the new Riviera Terrace. All rooms have private bathrooms, TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel does have a lift.

We depart Macclesfield calling for coffee enroute to Cadbury Garden Centre. We then continue on our journey and aim to arrive in Torquay late afternoon.

A day for you to spend at your leisure. Why not venture in to Torquay to visit Torquay museum or the shops.

First for today is Totnes for the market; a vibrant and bustling local hub located in the main square, you will have free time for a wander and lunch. Then it is off on our afternoon visit to Dartmouth; with its ancient narrow streets, museum, shops, art galleries, cafés and pubs, there is much to see and do! Go and explore before our afternoon boat trip on the River Dart, which will take us past many famous sights including the Britannia Royal Naval College, Sir Walter Raleigh’s Boathouse, Greenway Estate (home to the late Dame Agatha Christie), Greenway Quay and Dittisham Village.

A day for you to spend as you please. Why not take a stroll along the seafront or perhaps catch the local bus to Paignton or Brixham? There is a bus stop directly outside the hotel.

Firstly, we visit The House of Marbles for coffee, a fascinating building with a marble museum, shop and café. We then continue on to the traditional seaside town of Dawlish with its wonderful golden sand beach right on its doorstep. The town offers a range of amusements and is centred around The Lawn and Brook, a beautifully open and green space which is home to the famous black swans. There are plenty of local cafes, pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy lunch, and we will head back to Torquay mid-afternoon.

Sit back as we begin our day with a scenic drive onto Dartmoor to visit the Benedictine Monastery of Buckfast Abbey. Take a stroll through the grounds and have lunch in the café before we continue our sightseeing drive to Widecombe in the Moor for coffee. The village is world-famous for its fair, held annually in September, which gave rise to the well-known folk song ‘Widecombe Fair’ and the characters of Uncle Tom Cobley and All. We have time for tea in one of the quaint cafes before we return to the hotel.

A day at leisure in Torquay. Why not walk to the pretty village of Cockington Forge for lunch or perhaps catch the local bus to the model village in Babbacombe?

Saying a sad farewell to Torquay we make our way north calling for coffee en-route to Tewkesbury. There will be time for a stroll around the local market and have lunch before we continue home making a quick comfort stop en-route. We aim to arrive home early evening.

Tour includes: 7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast; entrance to Buckfast Abbey and river trip

£735.00 per person sharing twin/double
£70.00 single room supplement
£70.00 sea view supplement per person sharing double/twin
£45.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT

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